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Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Mark Dayton
Current Office: Governor, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for Governor
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Animals and Wildlife

2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 60%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 60%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 80%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 80%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 80%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 64%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 80%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 60%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 80%
2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80%
2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 80%

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 65%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 0%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 74%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%

Business and Consumers

2012 The Center for Education Reform - Positions (Governors) 33%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 58%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 91%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 15%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 9%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2004 American Shareholders Association - Positions 10%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 85%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 85%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 41%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 30%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 22%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 85%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 85%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 12%
2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 82%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003 American Shareholders Association - Positions 0%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 17%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 15%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 82%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 82%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 12%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 64%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2002 National School Boards Association - Positions 100%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 20%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 22%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 16%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 46%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001 American Shareholders Association - Positions 0%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 40%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 50%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 40%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 83%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2003-2004 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2003-2004 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2003 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2001-2002 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2001-2002 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 81%
2001-2002 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 97%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 50%
2001 Common Cause - Positions 100%
2001 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2001 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 91%
2001 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%

Conservative

2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 17%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 17%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 39%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 26%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 28%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 12%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 11%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 15%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 13%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 25%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 25%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions N/A%

Education

2012 The Center for Education Reform - Positions (Governors) 33%
2012 The Center for Education Reform - Positions (Governors) 33%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 22%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 85%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 85%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 82%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 82%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2002 National School Boards Association - Positions 100%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 100%

Federal, State and Local Relations

2001-2002 National Association of Counties - Positions 78%

Foreign Affairs

2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 67%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 66%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 83%
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 78%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 75%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 100%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 22%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 81%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 78%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 77%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 60%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 92%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 57%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 11%

Government Operations

2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 65%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 91%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 90%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

Health and Health Care

2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 91%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 83%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 0%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 86%
2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 50%
2004 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 0%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 0%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 80%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 100%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1996-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 90%
1995-2004 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 0%

Impartial/Nonpartisan

2001 Common Cause - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 88%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 88%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 93%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 100%
2004 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2004 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 100%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2004 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 83%
2004 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2004 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 50%
2003-2004 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 62%
2003-2004 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 79%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2003 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2003 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2003 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 86%
2003 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 82%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 92%
2003 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 84%
2002 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2002 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2002 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2002 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2002 United Auto Workers - Positions 92%
2002 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 86%
2001-2002 American Postal Workers Union - Positions 90%
2001-2002 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 83%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2001 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2001 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2001 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2001 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2001 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 100%
2001 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2001 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 86%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
1999 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%

Liberal

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 84%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 81%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 69%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 88%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 87%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 80%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 20%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 99%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 99%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 95%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions N/A%

Marriage, Family, and Children

2006 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 100%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2002 American Family Voices - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 100%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 100%

Social

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 100%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 78%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 26%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 13%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 39%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 26%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 70%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 6%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 33%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 14%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 100%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 18%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 24
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 36%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 92%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 99%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 95%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 100%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions N/A%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

Women

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 100%
2010 Minnesota National Organization for Women - Positions on Women's Rights 50%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 69%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 93%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 88%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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